Brown decision slammed in protest on New Haven Green
Protesting racial injustice in Missouri, New Haven and at large, well over a hundred gathered on the New Haven Green early this evening in the wake of a grand jury’s decision to not indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
16 years later, police look for new clues in Jovin murder
The Jovin investigation team has scheduled a community meeting at Wilbur Cross High School for Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. The event is intended to allow members of the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding Jovin’s murder, which remains a cold case.
New Haven immigrants mull Obama order
The Elm City is currently home to around 14,000 undocumented immigrants, according to Mary Buchanan of DataHaven. It remains unclear just how many will still be at risk of deportation under Obama’s executive action.
Anti-blight director departs
Mayor Toni Harp is now in the process of reviewing candidates to replace Johnson as leader of a city department with a sprawling mandate of enforcing housing codes, reducing blight, supporting home-ownership and improving quality of life in New Haven neighborhoods.
Bicyclists present robbery threat
While police report that violent crime on campus and in the city is on the decline, students have reported being robbed on multiple occasions this semester by groups of teenagers, who sometimes don Halloween masks, riding bicycles.
City looks to be smoke-free
Mayor Toni Harp gathered with city officials and community leaders yesterday evening to launch New Haven Smokeout — her plan to eliminate smoking from the city by the end of this fiscal year next June.
New Haven Promise hosts national conference
About 200 education and economic development experts from across the country gathered in the Yale University Art Gallery on Wednesday evening to celebrate the first night of PromiseNet 2014 — a three-day national education conference.
Connecticut ranks sixth in student debt
Although a recent report has pegged Connecticut as the state with the sixth most student debt for U.S. college graduates, Yale’s student debt levels stand significantly below the national average.